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GTA Online PC Players Hit With Game-Breaking Exploit

GTA Online does not prohibit harmless community-created mods, those who distribute cheats or other hacks that alter the competitive balance of the game may face real-world consequences.

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GTA Online PC Players Hit With Game-Breaking Exploit.

A new exploit in Grand Theft Auto Online’s PC version is causing players to lose game progress and in-game currency, with some accounts corrupted or banned.

The exploit, known as a “remote code execution,” was distributed by the creator of the North Online GTA cheat mod.

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According to BleepingComputer, the exploit can affect anyone, not just players in the same multiplayer lobby as the attacker.

This means that anyone who is currently online and playing the game on a PC is at least theoretically vulnerable to an attack. (Players on consoles are unaffected.)

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On Monday, the company acknowledged the blunder via Twitter.

On January 21st, North’s developer removed the abusive elements and apologized (their changelog read “bad judgement on my part for adding this public.”)

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Although GTA Online does not prohibit harmless community-created mods, those who distribute cheats or other hacks that alter the competitive balance of the game may face real-world consequences.

Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, have previously sued cheaters, including the creator of an infinite-money hack, who was ordered to pay $150,000 plus attorney fees in 2019.

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Some players claim that deleting the “Rockstar Games” folder from the Windows Documents folder before reloading the game works as a workaround for corrupted accounts.

We recommend, however, avoiding the PC version until Rockstar cleans things up for everyone.

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Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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